Monday, March 26, 2007


We were away most of the weekend. Yesterday it was sugaring and shearing, and we didn't get home 'til bedtime.

It's a 1.5-hour drive to Ella Sharpe, where the festivities occurred. On the way there and back, I did some behind the scenes work on my chidlren's novel, Frog Haven. It took me the whole hour and a half there to reconstruct the time-line for the novel, which was lost in the crash. Not something you'll see if you read the novel, but essential, and maybe still not done. At least it exists now, and can be used and modified!

I spent the whole hour and a half on the way back making minor adjustments to various scenes in the novel to accomodate the time-line, that is, simply to make sure that the timeline was working correctly in the novel. I may or may not have finished that task. It's hard to know, with something a big and bulky as a novel, until you and your readers reread it several times.

The part that was most difficult for me, besides how slow it is and how long it takes (made longer by attempting to work in a hurtling car), is the fact that I've already done all this before, and now I am redoing it. It seems like a waste, but it must be done. It's also tying up my time so I have little or no time left for blogging and commenting and keeping up with many little side activities that end up taking a lot of time. So if you happen to be reading this and I haven't stopped by lately, please forgive me.

I took several hundred pictures with three different cameras at the festival yesterday. This is just one of them. Whether or not I will be able to post more, I do not know. Posted by Picasa


Nicole said...

Gotta love those sheep!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Nicole! I really appreciate your visit! Mary :-D

BerryBird said...

They might have sheared that one sheep a little too close. Won't she be cold?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They said she had a nice warm barn!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Of course, who knows what that means.